The Winnipeg Jets have acquired minor league defenseman Jimmy Oligny from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations. Oligny will report to the Manitoba Moose, where he can add another physical presence to the AHL club.
Oligny, 25, won’t be mistaken for an offensive dynamo anytime soon, but has enough ability to log regular minutes while also being an intimidating presence on the ice. The left-handed defenseman has 23 fights in his four-plus years in the AHL and can add a different look for the Moose. Those Moose are struggling to find any success this season at either end of the rink, partly because they’ve been stripped of talent by the Jets the last few seasons.